Ford Figo may be replaced with a newer version in late 2015

Monday 29 September 2014, 08:00 AM by

Ford’s Figo has been running the flagship in the hatchback segment for the American carmaker in India. Ford has recently launched a facelifted version of Figo Rs. 3.87 lakhs for the petrol variant, whereas the diesel version of Ford Figo starts from Rs. 4.83 Lakhs (Both Prices are ex-showroom Delhi based). As per fresh update from sources Ford may replace the current generations with the new Figo sometime by the end of 2015.

Ford Figo may be replaced with a newer version in late 2015 |
Ford Figo

Sources were quoted as saying, “The current generation of Figo has been doing duty since March 2010 and has helped establish Ford in India. However, it is time that it makes way for the new3-generation model which is currently under development to tune it for Indian conditions. This should be out by next year.” The company shall also usher in the Figo sedan sometime in the middle of next year. Sources said, “It will be a case similar to Maruti's Swift hatchback and its mid-size version, the Swift Dzire. There has been a fatigue which is increasingly being noticed with Figo when it is compared to newer models that have been launched by other companies.”

The upcoming new generation vehicle shall be based on KA compact vehicle that was launched in Brazil. Going by brand name Figo’s popularity in the Indian market, the company may retain the Figo badge for new cars as well. The production is likely to begin early next year at Ford’s Sanand plant in Gujarat. Details about the vehicle shall only be known post an official announcement made by the company in this regard.

Source: ET

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